Koogmo is published every few months or so. See the contact info below on how to order a hard copy. Electronic copies are available through the Kindle link below. Alternatively, you will find copies haphazardly distributed throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and other places I happen to be visiting at any given moment: laundromats, Greyhound bus stations, used-book stores, gas stations….you get the idea.
What reviewers are saying about Koogmo:
“Occasionally his ideas spill out haphazardly, all angsty and philosophically (think early Rollins), but most of the time, 99 percent of the time, it’s right on the money. This guy’s style, his flair, is that he has no flair. He has anti-flair….I get the feeling these pieces are intensely crafted. It’s really good stuff.”
“[T]he writing is good and the content is typically engrossing. Most issues have a wide variety of content, however this issue happens to be an exception. It starts out with some journal entries where you get a real feel for Anthony’s view of the world. His view is either unique or he just writes about it well – possibly both. Either way, Anthony’s telling of his day to day life and his perspectives on things are the most interesting parts of this zine.”
“…[A]s I read on, the material became more interesting and the writing more engaging and by the end of it, I gain an understanding of the emotion or experience that the writer was hoping to convey. Long story short, I actually end up liking it.”
“Abelaye writes in an honest, pretense-free manner that captures a universal ennui in addition to his own thoughts, hopes and dreams. Voyeuristic in scope and scale, Koogmo is a good read for those looking for a random slice-of-life from a life that you didn’t know existed. It’s a micro-focused zine that relies on self-examination in a big, big way and never aims to be something it isn’t.”
“[W]hat you will find is some straight-up, no-holding back style of writing that you quickly become familiar with.”
To order a hard-copy print version, send $1 (ONE DOLLAR!) to:
(Trades also accepted!)
Koogmo wants to publish your work!
If you’ve got something you would like to publish in Koogmo, mail it to the address listed above, or send it to the email address listed on my contact page.
I’m looking for drawings, sketches, notebook scribbles, short written pieces that are 100 to 1,000 words — typewritten, handwritten, scribbled on napkins. Anything that I find funny, quirky, or strange. Micro-fiction, weird fiction, bizarre anecdotes. If I like it, I’ll publish it.
Payment: NOTHING. (Sorry, this is a home-grown effort.) I will, however, send you a few FREE copies! Be sure to include a return address with your submission.